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Harris County Hospital District
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Sidney Schnur, MD papers

  • MS 031
  • Collection
  • 1982

The Sidney Schnur, MD papers contains awards, correspondence, committee and expenditure reports, executive committee minutes, surveys, courses, meetings, personnel files, meeting agendas, and admittance lists related to the career of Sidney Schnur in the field cardiovascular medicine.

Subjects: Cardiovascular

Schnur, Sidney

Murdina MacFarquhar Desmond, MD papers

  • MS 054
  • Collection
  • 1948-86

The Murdina MacFarquhar Desmond, MD papers contains photographs of Dr. Desmond as a medical student, Naval officer, and a faculty member of Baylor College of Medicine. The main portion of her papers deal with her work at Jefferson Davis Hospital, including grants she received from the John A. Hartford Foundation, and at Texas Children's Hospital.Some background material and photographs of the illustrations she used in the book, Newborn Medicine and Society: European Background and American Practice (1750-1975), are included. Reprints of her journal articles are available.She donated many books on the newborn and on pediatrics. These books have been cataloged and are available through the HAM-TMC Library's online catalog.

Desmond, Murdina MacFarquhar

Joseph Merrill, MD papers

  • MS 117
  • Collection
  • 1968-2010

The Joseph Merrill, MD papers consists of meeting minutes, real estate negotiations, surveys, biographical information, and interview transcripts that document the career of Dr. Merrill in internal medicine and pediatrics. Collection totals 1 box and equals cubic foot. Materials are in good condition.

Merrill, Joseph

Francine Jensen, MD papers

  • MS 118
  • Collection
  • 1882-2000s
  1. Book: Den Nye ABC Myrebogen Nr. 1, Af en Skolemand. Kobenhavn: H. Hagerups Forlag, n. d.
  2. Book: Mexico Pintoresco Artistico y Monumental. Mexico, 1882
  3. Wooden box with Caulk’s gold plating solution bottle, instruction for plating and brush inside
  4. Scale in wooden box: Chief Castloy; especially adapted for individual manufacturing of general purpose casting gold
  5. 2 ink fountain pens; 2 ballpoint pens
  6. Small glass mortar and pestle
  7. Inside wall thermometer from the Sholl Dental Laboratories
  8. Vase made of vanilla beans in can container
  9. Porcelain [humidor] jar with cover; “Dominican Sisters” inscribed bottom of jar
  10. 2 ink fountain pens; 1 gold plated ballpoint pen; 1 pen and pen pusher with ivory handles
  11. Brass cane handle
  12. Small porcelain tray
  13. Colored photo-portrait of Francine Jensen, MD.

Subjects: Public Health.

Jensen, Francine

Jan De Hartog's "Compassion and the Art of Medicine"

  • MS 168
  • Collection
  • 1993

“The Mystery of Compassion” is #4 of a series of six autobiographical lectures entitled “Compassion and the Art of Medicine” given between 1991 and 1995 by Dutch author and longtime Houston resident Jan de Hartog. Mr. de Hartog and his wife, Marjorie, were involved in the expose of the poor conditions at Jefferson Davis Hospital in the early 1960’s, that led to the creation of the Harris County Hospital District. Mr. de Hartog’s professional papers are housed at the University of Houston M.D. Anderson Library Special Collections, ID 1967-002. A single VHS tape produced in 1993 by Baylor College of Medicine Media Productions. It measures 1.5 x 4.75 x 8 inches, has a black-and-white label, and is in good condition.

Subjects: Jefferson Davis Hospital

De Hartog, Jan

Carlos Vallbona, MD papers

  • MS 184
  • Collection
  • 1968-2014

The Carlos Vallbona, MD papers contains correspondence, course materials, slides; files from his 3701 Kirby office; and other material detailing the career of Dr. Vallbona as a pediatrician, educator, advocate, physical therapy and post-polio syndrome specialist. He held positions at Baylor College of Medicine and TIRR. The materials date from between 1968 and 2014. Materials were donated in three stages in 2014 and 2015. Collection consists of 54 boxes equaling 54 cubic feet.

Subjects: Physical Theraby, Post-Polio, Baylor College of Medicine.

Vallbona, Carlos

Live Oak Friends Meeting on Community Health

  • MS 193
  • Collection
  • 1992

Collection contains a digital copy of a 1992 video recording of author/activist Jan de Hartog (1914 April 22 – 2002 September 22) speaking about the Jefferson Davis Hospital scandal of the 1960’s. De Hartog was a longtime resident of Houston and member of Live Oak Friends Meeting, and personal friend of the donors. The original video was recorded by Warren, Ph.D., and Marsha Holleman, M.D., also members of Live Oak and faculty at Baylor College of Medicine.

Subjects: Live Oak Friends Meeting, community health, Jefferson Davis Hospital, oral history, Healthcare for the Homeless.

Live Oak Friends Meeting